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Inspired by the Gee’s Bend quilts and quilters

In these pages see pictures of all the quilts in the collection. Read about Auburn faculty's research that places the Gee's Bend quilts into cultural context. See samples of original work inspired by the Gee's Bend quilts. View a sampling of quilt styles and see how Gee's Bend quilts fit into the American quilt story. Learn more about Gee's Bend’s place in the Black Belt of Alabama, and its place in the history of Africans in America and of African Americans. Learn some things about Civil Rights Movement and about the quilters' role in it.

Quilt Block by Brenda Peters   Quilt Block by Brenda Peters
Brenda Peters   Brenda Peters
Wideman/Davis Dance   Wideman/Davis Dance
Nikkole Huss   Nikkole Huss





Quilt images courtesy of Tinwood Media | All other photographs courtesy Jim Peppler, 1966, all rights reserved